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  • Andy Warhol in 'Headlines' at Washington's National Gallery

    Andy Warhol in 'Headlines' at Washington's National Gallery
    Andy Warhol, the guru of Pop art, reveled in a lifelong obsession with newspapers, especially tabloids and their garish headlines. As a teenager, he saved pages with photos of his favorite Hollywood stars. Throughout his life he packed hundreds of newspapers into boxes he called "time capsules" to whet the fancy of the future. He collected scores of fraying clippings about himself in 34 scrapbooks. But most important, he used newspapers, especially the front pages, to model and inform some of the most important works of his fine art. It is hard to imagine Warhol the artist without his headlines.
  • Scene and Heard: Michael Kohn Gallery party

    Scene and Heard: Michael Kohn Gallery party
    Just before leaving the 25th anniversary dinner at Michael Kohn Gallery in Los Angeles, Ellen DeGeneres took a turn on the vibraphone with the Lynne Gordon Quartet. "This is harder than it looks," she said, tossing back the mallets. DeGeneres, Portia...

    For its 30th year, Artscape will party like it's 1982

    For its 30th year, Artscape will party like it's 1982
    Ronald Reagan was president. People were fighting to save whales. The first CD player came out. "Come on, Eileen" was all over the radio while "Rocky III" beat up the box office. Time Magazine named "the computer" man of the year. It was 1982, and here...

    Art review: Damien Hirst at Gagosian Gallery

     
    Christopher Knight reviews Damien Hirst's spot-paintings at Gagosian Gallery in Beverly Hills

    Graffiti and street art show to take over MOCA's Geffen Contemporary in 2011

     
    Anyone wondering what Jeffrey Deitch's next step will be as the director of the Museum of Contemporary Art now has an answer. In two words: street art. Local artists and gallery owners have been whispering about the possibility, and this...